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Halloween Safety Tips

Halloween Safety Tips

| October 17, 2016 | 0 Comments

Here  is a video my friend Karon Gibson R.N. produced.  It is very important at this time of the year because Karon gives us some great safety tips for Halloween.

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Village of Franklin Park to Hold Community Blood Drive

Village of Franklin Park to Hold Community Blood Drive

| September 5, 2015 | 0 Comments

The Village of Franklin Park will hold a community blood drive on Friday, September 11, from 3:00pm to 7:30pm at the Community Center located at 9560 Franklin Ave.  Please donate and help the life of someone in need.

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Franklin Park Blood Drive March 13, 2015

Franklin Park Blood Drive March 13, 2015

| March 14, 2015 | 0 Comments

Here is a way you can help your community and your family and that is by donating blood.  On March 13, 2015 Franklin Park sponsored a blood drive at the Franklin Park Park Districts Community Center.  The next blood drive will be held on June 12, 2015 at the Community Center.  Here are a few pictures.

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Healthy Communities Initiative

Healthy Communities Initiative

| November 24, 2014 | 0 Comments

Here is a short video that I shot on November 22 at Healthy Communities Initiative held at Walther Christian Academy in Melrose Park.  This event was sponsored by Westlake Hospital, West Cook YMCA and Westlake Health Foundation.  Many people were in attendance including Ron Serpico the Mayor of Melrose Park.

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Westlake Hospital Offers Free Mammograms in October

| September 30, 2013 | 0 Comments

WESTLAKE HOSPITAL OFFERS FREE MAMMOGRAMS IN OCTOBER Melrose Park, Ill. (September 26, 2013) – Thanks to generous grant funding, Westlake Hospital is again offering free mammograms during the entire month of October to women residing in the following towns located in Proviso Township: Bellwood, Berkeley, Broadview, Forest Park, Hillside, Maywood, Melrose Park, Stone Park and Westchester. Every year […]

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Upcoming Events at Westlake Hospital and West Suburban Medical Center

| September 30, 2013 | 0 Comments

UPCOMING HEALTH CLASSES AND EVENTS AT WESTLAKE HOSPITAL AND WEST SUBURBAN MEDICAL CENTER  FREE Weight Loss Information Sessions With help from our bariatric experts life-changing weight loss is possible. If your weight is keeping you from enjoying life, bariatric surgery may be the answer. One of Chicagolands’s only fully accredited bariatric programs, designated a Center of Excellence, is […]

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17 FOODS THAT FIGHT DISEASE

17 FOODS THAT FIGHT DISEASE

| March 1, 2013 | 0 Comments

These nutrient-packed foods can help ward off ailments ranging from heart disease to the common cold. Fruits and vegetables are great for your health—and even better for your waistline. But some fresh foods are more powerful than others. Superfoods have more than their fair share of vitamins, minerals, and disease-fighting nutrients. Pack your meals with […]

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Just for the Health of It – January 2013

Just for the Health of It – January 2013

| January 1, 2013 | 0 Comments

Memory in a Flash! Information overload can lead to “going blank” at times too. If you’ve ever forgotten someone’s name or where your car is parked, you might find yourself looking desperately for answers on Google.  With Alzheimer’s disease affecting an estimated 5.1 million Americans, these small lapses in memory can scare anyone. However, there […]

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Just for the Health of It – October 2012

| October 1, 2012 | 0 Comments

LOOK AWAY! Dreading the sting of your flu vaccine? Look away from that needle. A study in the journal Pain suggests that people who avert their gaze experience less discomfort during immunizations than folks who stare at the syringe. Try chatting with the nurse or focusing on the artwork in the room instead. Previous research […]

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Breathe Deep!

| September 2, 2012 | 0 Comments

Did you know the  smell of Rosemary Oil just might make you smarter? A new study shows that the herb Rosemary has a chemical component that improves speed and accuracy on certain tests and the more people smelled it the better their test scores! Scientists have absolutely no idea why it works, just that it […]

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